MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

9:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.012

 

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Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Higher Education was held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Kel Seliger, Chair

 

Senator Royce West, Vice Chair

Senator Paul Bettencourt

 

Senator JosÚ MenÚndez

Senator Dawn Buckingham

 

Senator Kirk Watson

Senator Larry Taylor

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 9:02 AM.

 

The chair laid out and made opening remarks on the following interim charge:

 

Funding Models: Examine different models of student-focused funding for general academic institutions, including competency-based and performance funding models, and make recommendations on whether a new funding model would produce greater efficiencies and student performance.

 

The chair then called invited testimony (see attached witness list).

 

A quorum was established at 10:00 AM.

 

Senator Bettencourt moved adoption of the minutes from the previous hearing held on April 25, 2018; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair then opened public testimony (see attached witness list).

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

There being no further business, at 11:36 AM Senator Seliger moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Kel Seliger, Chair

 

 

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Daniel Warner, Clerk